Water Quality Division

Current Events

Meeting Date Topic Time & Location
  April 18, 2014  Wyoming Water and Waste
Advisory Board Meeting
  9:00 AM
Herschler Building, Room B-63
122 W. 25th Street
Cheyenne, WY
May 15-16, 2014 Nonpoint Source Task Force Spring Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM May 15
Worland Community Center Complex
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM May 16
Field Tour

Public Notices or Public Comment Opportunities

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The Wyoming Water and Waste Advisory Board (WWAB) will meet on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Room B-63 of the Herschler Building, 122 W 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The public is invited to comment and attend. The WWAB will consider, discuss, and make recommendations to the Water Quality Division (WQD) proposed revisions to Water Quality Rules and Regulations Chapter 25, Small Wastewater Systems and Chapter 15, Standards for the Use or Surface Disposal of Biosolids. Following the Chapter 25 presentation, the WWAB will consider, discuss, and make recommendations to the Water Quality Division (WQD) proposed revisions to Water Quality Rules and Regulations Chapter 24, Class VI Injection Wells and Facilities. Additional information is located at http://deq.state.wy.us/shwd/gwg/pages/WWAB.asp

Public Notice Chapter 25 Clean Chapter 25 Strike & Underline
Chapter 25 SOPR Chapter 25 Responses to Oral Comments Chapter 25 Revised Responses to Stakeholders
Chapter 24 Clean Chapter 24 Strike & Underline

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The Wyoming Nonpoint Source Task Force will hold a public meeting from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Worland Community Center Complex in Worland, WY. The primary order of business for the Task Force during the meeting will be election of officers and old and new business items. There will be a field tour during the morning of Friday, May 16, to various nonpoint source project sites in the area. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Additional information regarding the meeting may be obtained by contacting the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, Nonpoint Source Program at 307-777-6080. The public is welcome to participate in the field tour; however, pre-tour arrangements should be made by calling the number provided above.

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Water Quality Division General Permit Authorizations

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WYPDES PROPOSED  Discharge Permit Public Notices

Applications and Draft Permits associated with the Public Notice will be posted within five (5) business days of Public Notice Publication.

January 17, 2014

Comment due date February 18, 2014
February 14, 2014

Comment due date
March 17, 2014
February 25, 2014

Comment due date March 26, 2014
March 17, 2014

Comment due date
 April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014

Comment due date
 May 16, 2014
     
       
       
       
       
     

 

Past Public notices may be viewed on the
Public Notice Archive Page

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UIC (Underground Injection Control) PROPOSED  Injection Well Permits

Draft Permit #13-018 The UIC Program is proposing to issue permit 13-018 for Ciris Energy Inc.'s Buffalo Project. The permittee proposes to inject coal bed methane (CBM) produced water and nutrient enhancements into five (5) CBM wells in order to enhance methane production. The injectate consists of groundwater and various amendments - vitamins, mineral, multi-nutrient, cell vitality enhancers, and tracers designed to support and encourage native microbes to produce methane. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class II b background water chemistry according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because the baseline groundwater chemistry of the Big George coal seam in the project area is indicative of Class II groundwater quality according to "Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulation, Chapter 8, Table1"  The permit applicant  is the Ciris Energy Inc., (Mr.Brian Ault), 9155 East Nichols Ave., Suite 200, Centennial, CO 809112. The rest area is located in the Sections 11 and 12, Township 41 North, Range 75 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Campbell County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until February 20, 2014

Public Notice      Information Sheet     Draft Permit

Draft Permit #13-339 The UIC Program is proposing to issue permit #13-339 for the Jackson Hole Airport. This permit proposes to authorize a maximum permitted injection rate of 28,000 gallons per day (gpd) and an average permitted injection rate of 20,250 gpd. The waste consists of tertiary treated domestic sewage from the proposed wastewater treatment plant injected into the alluvial aquifer adjacent to the Snake River via two (2) injection wells. The wastewater treatment plant will be installed to replace five (5) existing septic systems associated with the airport, the rental car operation, and the general aviation facility. In addition, a maximum of 100 gpd of primary treated wastewater from one (1) existing septic system associated with the control tower will also inject into the alluvial aquifer. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class I by use according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because there are several domestic wells within the immediate vicinity of the School utilizing the groundwater for domestic use. The permit applicant is Jackson Hole Airport, Attn: Mr. Ray Bishop, Airport Director, PO BOX 159, Jackson, WY. The School is located in the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 14, Township 42 North, Range 116 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Teton County. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until January 23rd, 2014.

Public Notice         Draft Permit        Response to Commenters

Draft Permit  # 11-468 The UIC Program is proposing to re-issue permit 11-468 for Cameco Resources' construction and operation of four (4) non-hazardous Class I injection wells at the North Butte Underground Disposal Facility, Federal BY-2, North Butte No. 3, North Butte No.4, and North Butte No.5. The applicant proposes to inject non-hazardous industrial wastes associated with uranium mining activities at a maximum injection rate of 5, 143 barrels of waste per day for each well into sandstones of the Teckla, Teapot, and Parkman members of the Mesaverde Formation. Groundwater within the injection formation is classified as Class VI according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. These classifications are made because groundwater in the formation contains excessive concentrations of total dissolved solids or specific constituents and is situated at such depths and location that recovery and treatment for drinking water purposes is impractical. The permit applicant is Ms. Jeanie Wolford, 550 North Poplar Drive, Suite 100, Casper, WY 82601. Federal BY-2 is located in the SESE, Section 13, Township 44 North, Range 76 West; North Butte No.3 is located in the SENW, Section 24, Township 44 North, Range 76 West; North Butte No.4 is located in the SESW, Section 24, Township 44 North, Range 76 West; and North Butte No.5 is located in the NENW, Section  19, Township 44 North, Range 75 West-all of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Campbell County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until January 22nd, 2014.

Public Notice  Draft Permit  Supplemental Information Sheet  Response to Commenters

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                                              Last Update:  April 16, 2014